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Rabbi Menachem Posner serves as staff editor at Chabad.org, the world’s largest Jewish informational website. He has been writing, researching, and editing for Chabad.org since 2006, when he received his rabbinic degree from Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimin Lubavitch. He resides in Chicago, Ill., with his family.
Chana and Rabbi Levi Banon have served the Jewish community in Casablanca for a decade
When Rabbi Levi and Chana Banon decided to move to Casablanca, Morocco, in 2008, they were hardly the first shluchim (emissaries) to do so. Chabad has had an active presence in the North African kingdom since 1950, when the local Jewish population numbere...
He relished the opportunity to share Judaism with others in his signature unobtrusive style
Reb Velvel Kesselman, longtime mashpia (spiritual mentor) in Kfar Chabad, Israel, passed away on March 10 at the age of 91, leaving a legacy of piety, scholarship and humility. He and his identical twin, Shalom Dov Ber (Berel), were born into difficult ci...
Deep in the Amazon rainforest, Manaus, Brazil is from the most geographically remote Jewish communities on the globe.
Unity scroll will memorialize Eliyahu Moscowitz, known for his kindness and care
Six months after Eliyahu Moscowitz was shot at point-blank range on a rainy night in a Chicago park, the killer remains on the loose. Yet his community, family and friends are uniting to commission a Torah scroll in honor of the beloved 24-year-old to be ...
Four-part consumers’ guide with Rabbi Berel Bell begins on Tuesday, March 12
The world of kosher supervision is vast and complex. Hundreds of supervising agencies, thousands of products and millions of ingredients … How does kosher supervision work, and what does an educated 21st-century kosher consumer need to know? In “Kosher Un...
The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring).
Known in Hebrew as Shulchan Aruch (“Set Table”), the Code of Jewish Law lays out practical and concise instructions culled from the intricate web of Talmudic deliberation and rabbinic commentaries that come along with it.
1. Shalom (shah-LOME) שלום Perhaps the best-known Hebrew word today is shalom, which means “peace” or “wellbeing.” It also can be used for both “hello” and “goodbye.” Explore shalom 2. Todah (toe-DAH) תודה Hebrew for gratitude or acknowledgement, this is ...
Call for 15,000 additional mitzvahs to be done before his 47th birthday
It’s been six years since Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz has been immobilized by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Unable to speak or type, he uses his eyes to communicate with his family and friends, and write heartfelt thoughts on Chabad.org that are enjoyed around the ...
Serving one of the most isolated Jewish communities in the world
Nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest lies one of most isolated Jewish communities in the world. Located where the Solimões and Negro rivers join to form the Amazon—1,500 kilometers upstream from the Atlantic and inaccessible by roads—Manaus is the capita...
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